Job Description

This job is unique to the Office of Legislative Research & General Counsel, a nonpartisan office serving the Utah Legislature. A Legislative Information Specialist coordinates with the Information Technology Office (IT) and supports the Office’s Policy Analysts, Associate General Counsels, and Bill and Data Management Team with developing and implementing systems for information and knowledge management.

Example of Duties

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and manage information and knowledge management systems and tools for better collaboration and communication within the Office, with other legislative offices, and with end users. This includes retrieving, analyzing, reusing, and archiving significant amounts of information and policy and legal knowledge.
  • Coordinate between policy analysts, attorneys, bill and data management team, and IT to communicate policy and legal information and knowledge with end users.
  • Develop and maintain understanding of end users’ information needs with a view to designing and delivering innovative information services.
  • Improve applications and website for communicating policy and legal information to end users.
  • With IT, designs, develops, and maintains the Office’s web presence. Assesses and improves current content and develop best practices for creating high-quality and accessible content.
  • Maintain Office’s information and knowledge management infrastructure so that staff can find information quickly and share information with end users.

Specific Job Duties:
  • Collaborating with IT specialists
  • Softlink digital library maintenance
  • Bill and data management, including cataloging legislator biographical information, and presenting data in a comprehensive and user-friendly format
  • Updating public notice website
  • Archiving
  • Website design, organization, and user experience (including subject codes)
  • General IT (e.g., workflow systems, Microsoft 365 products)
  • Hermes Drafting System
  • GRAMA requests
  • Geographic information systems
  • Digitizing more of the physical library collection (e.g., early session laws, Constitutional Revision Commission, other archival documents)
  • Assist Legislative Services and IT with other IT needs, printing, and other Legislative-wide GRAMA requests.

Typical Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in library science, information science, knowledge management or closely related field. Master’s degree in one of these fields preferred.

Supplemental Information

SALARY: The salary range for this job starts at $31.05 per hour in addition to comprehensive medical, dental, leave, and retirement benefits. The selected candidate’s starting salary will be commensurate with their education and professional experience.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit a cover letter and resume to no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

  • Company:
    State of Utah
  • Job Type:
  • Posting Date:
    11th May 2022
  • Valid through:
    11th Jun 2022
  • Location:
  • Est. Salary:
    $31.05 / HOUR
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